It’s been a few weeks now since I decided that enough was enough and tried to find some solutions to the inevitable 5 days of crazy that seems to follow me after each and every period. For some reason the PMT doesn’t seem to be the issue, but the POST 5 days? I am like some demented woman. Crazy. And angry. It’s the anger that I don’t like. I’m almost positive I’m not the only one. Huh.
So. Thanks to Kim my morning ritual now looks like this:
I take 2 Evening primrose oil, 2 Fish oil and one Mega B complex. These were the only fish oils that I could find that have a high EPA & DHA count. She reckons you need at least 400 EPA & 200 DHA (these are only 300EPA but do just fine). I didn’t even know that you needed to consider that and when I looked at the cheaper bulk packs in the chemist the levels were really low. Who knew?
I have also now had 3 sessions of acupuncture at this lovely woman in Bowral. Each and every time I go there I seem to completely flake out. It’s the warm towels, and pan pipes and all that silence. Who cares that I have needles sticking out all over me! There’s quiet! And the best bit? After the needles come out she gives me a little 5 minute massage which is just so damn good. I think I need to just go and see her for a full 1 hour massage to extend that great 5 minute feeling a little bit more.
So what has been the difference?
It’s hard to tell really. My wee is most certainly as yellow as could be, and I have been really *ahem* regular. Too much info? NEVAH! I must say that over the past 3 weeks I have been much more calmer. More centred. More relaxed. It’s hard to explain but that coil of anger and angst that seems to tighten up inside of me when the baby wakes in the night, or Daisy flips out over something, just doesn’t seem to be there. It’s like I have either resigned myself to the fact that things are just like they are. To be. To accept it. Who knows if that’s from the needles or pills (oooh that sounds a little sordid doesn’t it?) or whether I have just accepted that this is the way it is. Perhaps I would never have come to that realisation without the new regime?! Who knows. I can’t deny that I have been more relaxed. I have more clarity about things in my life (hello blog break and subsequent goodness that has come from that, I’m looking at you). Perhaps that’s all coincidence? Perhaps not. In any case, I like it. I like how I feel at the minute and I am going to keep it all up a little longer. I still do need to see my GP though as this pill just doesn’t seem to be cutting it for me. I have been getting two periods for the price of one each month. Bonus! Not. And I still have no desire to have sex. Ever. But that’s another post all together right?
And for all my new readers that have jumped on board. Sorry for all this info, but hey, that’s life right?! Not all pretty cushions and glamorous photo shoots. There’s bad moods and fights with your husband and no sex. That’s life.